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T. Leva PSY 129 Name: Date: May 2 nd , 2006 Reading: Chapter 9 Reading Assignment Summary Sheet After you have completed this week’s reading assignment, list the 3 or 4 most important concepts or ideas of the reading. Start with what you consider the most important and move to the less important. You may also append or use graphics to supplement your summary. As part of your description of the concept or idea you may also wish to include an example. 1. There are three major theoretical categories for the topic of motivation. The first is drive theories. These are about how tension sways animals towards a certain choice. The second group is evolutionary theories, which say that Darwin’s theory of natural selection and genes have an impact on an organism’s ability to reproduce. The last kind of theory is an incentive theory. It is just what it sounds like, incentives or goals drive an animal towards a certain choice. 2. Males think about sex more often than females do, this is a good correlation when talking
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Unformatted text preview: about what motivates men to some of their actions along with the fact that males will have sex with less restrictions, and have more partners. Males are more concerned about their partner’s age and looks but females are concerned with intelligence and wealth more. I believe this makes women just as bad/good as us (men). 3. Hunger can be motivated by things like odor of a certain food. I have personal experience to back this up. When the pancreas secretes insulin, glycolysis starts and glyconeogenesis stops. This is because the blood sugar in the body is high and insulin regulates the signal whether or not the body is hungry. Also, write down 1 or 2 questions about whatever you do not fully understand about the reading, or about an aspect of the reading about which you have a question. 1. Is sexual predation a genetic thing or is it the environmental factors that play the motivating role?...
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